Living with Volatility, Again

  • August 24, 2015

Volatility is back. Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever move in one direction, the pendulum has swung the other way. Anxiety is a completely natural response to these events. Acting on those emotions, though, can…

The China Syndrome

  • August 11, 2015

The recent severe volatility in China’s share markets has raised questions among many investors about the causes of the fall and the wider implications for the global economy and markets. The Shanghai Composite Index—the mainland stock market barometer and one…

Quarterly Market Review – Q2 2015

  • July 17, 2015

Click the link below for the 2015 second quarter market review which features quarterly performance of the global equity and fixed income markets. Quarterly Market Report – Q2   Icon made by Freepik from is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Making Sense of Inherited IRAs

  • July 1, 2015

Written By George Damasco, Investment Advisor at MPM Wealth Advisors When dealing with the loss of a loved one, you’re often times tasked with managing their assets.  One common asset is their Individual Retirement Account (IRA).  An Inherited IRA is left…

Rebalancing Act

  • June 17, 2015

Global diversification gives investors a valuable tool for managing risk and volatility in a portfolio. But smart diversification has an important side effect. It requires maintenance. In a given period, asset classes experience divergent performance. This is inevitable and, in…

MasterChef of Investing

  • April 17, 2015

Written by Jim Parker, Vice President DFA Australia Limited, March 2015 In the popular TV program MasterChef, contestants face a series of cooking challenges. From low quality ingredients to inadequate preparation and poor implementation, so many things can, and do, go…